Rockhampton tradie's get the tools to better health

18 August 2021

In recognition of Tradie's National Health Month 2021' CQUniversity's Rockhampton Health Clinic is hosting a free information evening for people employed in manual trades on Tuesday 31 August.

The night will focus on improving physical health and wellbeing with CQU's allied health professionals providing their expert advice and tips in physiotherapy' occupational therapy' speech pathology' podiatry' oral health' and pelvic health.

Event organiser and CQU Clinical Educator Kasey Bonato said she hoped the night would encourage more tradie's to seek professional help.

"Tradie's will fix most things' but not always themselves.

"They often associate pain or discomfort as part of their job and try to brush it off' but this a dangerous mindset."

As a qualified physiotherapist herself' Ms Bonato has seen the long-term impact that poor physical health can have on peoples work and quality of life.

"There will be a physical therapy presentation on work injuries and when to seek help or assistance. We will also have a focus on how to prevent common health issues that we see in the clinic'" she said.

"Oral health will share the importance of nutritional intake and the effect on teeth. We all know a tradie that has a pie and Dare iced coffee for lunch every day! While the podiatry team will discuss the work boots and how to get the right fit."

Numbers are limited but Ms Bonato encouraged tradie's of all ages to register.

"Come along' grab a snag and a beer while learning the skills to ensure you have a long and healthy career."

Tradie's Health Night begins 6 pm at the CQUniversity Rockhampton North Campus
Berrill Lane' North Rockhampton QLD. Register your interest to attend at